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Hildene

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Gardens, History Museums
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens,... more » Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. « less
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pennsylvania
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191 reviews 191 reviews
28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The House is very interesting but there are many other things to see and do in the grounds.A walk to the Pullman Car and Farm is particularly rewarding.

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our second visit to Hildene. Beautiful house and great grounds. Last year went on a guided tour which was excellent. Was told during foliage season guided tours were unavailable. Pretty sure the tour would have made it 5 stars..

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Saratoga
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to learn about the history of President Lincoln's family. This was his son Robert's home. The grounds have multiple venues to see and a tram is available to transport you. Learn about the history of the Pullman Rail Car, visit the goat farm where they produce their own goat cheese available for purchase at the... More

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Lutry, Vaud, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful early 20th century estate owned by Abraham Lincoln's son Robert. Original artifacts on display as well as a beautifully restored Pullman sleeping car. Friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand to provide just the right amount of information.

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Middle England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Perhaps the glorious weather we were experiencing on our trip may have coloured our views, but we stumbled upon Hildene while visiting the Manchester area. What a delightful gem of a house and gardens - full of interest including the refurbished Pullman railcar in the gardens. The Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. For anyone familiar with National Trust properties... More

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Walker, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Hildene is the summer home of Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. I didn't know anything about his life, and thought the tour would just be walking through another fancy New England mansion. It was so much more. We hopped a tram for a drive through the colorful Vermont woods to a Pullman car. Lincoln was a part of the... More

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Surprisingly tucked back in the woods. Nice gift store and info center to start. Short walk or tram to the main house. Easy to use self guided tour. Gardens are very well taken care off but not oversized. Gorgeous view of the valley below of a working farmland. Absolutely one of the high points of our visit. Must check out... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ensconced in the mountains near Manchester, Hilldene is an architectural jewel set in the midst of spacious fields and woods, carriage roads and it's own farm and formal gardens. The home recalls the life of Robert Lincoln, statesman and businessman along with his father Abraham in words and artifacts. In addition, there are paintings of the estate and photos of... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a fascinating self guided tour of this historic 24 room home and the formal gardens behind it. Gorgeous view below of the expansive river valley.

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Rochester, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We arrived 9/24/14, on a beautiful fall day and enjoyed every aspect of our tour. The house is standup, with it's own observatory, and he grounds are pristine and the views are breathtaking. Dedicated volunteers serve as docents to verbally pass on the histrical details of the home and farms of Robert Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln. Robert was... More

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